Upstate Colorado Economic Development is a public/private non-profit economic development corporation that provides services to all of Weld County. Our work focuses on supporting primary industry and employment diversity.
Our goal is to help these employers bring new equity into the local economy. Upstate Colorado provides service to existing and expanding primary employers, and to those who are considering a Weld County location for their business.
Our plan is to continue to focus on helping create and retain jobs, which in turn will bring wealth to all levels of Weld County.
Weld County Service Industry Relief Fund
Upstate Colorado is proud to administer the Weld County Service Relief Fund, on behalf of Weld County, which provides assistance to high-risk businesses that have been mandated to close or significantly reduce services to meet state COVID-19 guidelines. The initiative is intended to distribute approximately $2 million to eligible Weld County businesses. The application period for this grant has closed. Please check back for updates as they become available.
Weld County finds itself in the path of opportunity. Weld County is located near several high education institutions, world-class employers and diverse cultural and recreational offerings.
Weld County has projected growth of 15.9% between the years of 2010 and 2017. The 15.9% represents an additional 40,325 people moving into the County over the last 7 years.
Weld County is home to 31 incorporated towns. Many of these towns are the fastest growing in Colorado.
Colorado ranks 48th among 50 state in tax revenue compared to personal income.
Weld County and Colorado both have a pro-growth and pro-business attitude. There are a range of economic incentives, resources, and loan programs that aim to assist new and existing businesses. Weld County is the only county in Colorado that is debt free.
Helping Weld County Thrive
Upstate Colorado assists Weld County through facilitating and attracting new investment, new job opportunities, stimulating income growth and expanding the local community tax base.
In 2019, Wells Concrete a relocation/expansion project of two Denver operations announced plans to move to a new 117,000 sf facility. This facility will relocate 200 jobs and add an additional 50.
Intersand Cat Litter
Intersand Cat Litter, a Canadian cat litter manufacturer, broke ground for a new 48,000 sf processing facility in Windsor in late 2019.
Vantage Hemp, a CBD oil manufacturer, announced plans to locate to Greeley. This operation will employ 30.
Powering Colorado was created to bring to light all the ways that Weld County powers Colorado.
Powering Colorado strives to promote our western values and educate other communities about the Weld region’s growing influence and impact. We do this through awareness campaigns, regulatory advocacy, and area outreach. Join our effort by pledging your support for the Weld county region and the success of Colorado.
Thank you to our KEY Investors
Companies that support the commitment to thoughtful growth and opportunities
As an organization that works closely with businesses on a daily basis, we want to understand how your business is coping with the challenges your business continues to face in 2021. In partnership with Economic Development Organizations and Chambers of Commerce in Larimer and Weld County through NoCo REDI, we…
The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment (WCDPHE) with support from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has opened a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for anyone considering a COVID vaccine. Who: Weld County residents age 16 and older are eligible. When: The clinic will be open …
Over the course of the past few months, Upstate has had the unique opportunity to visit with several of our Northern Colorado businesses and talk with company leaders and employees to hear their stories of resiliency through the pandemic. This project came together through the collaborative effort of the NoCo…
The Weld County Service Industry Relief Fund has administered just over half of it’s allocated funds, providing $1.2 million in assistance to eligible public-facing businesses located in Weld County that have been categorized as “high-risk” and mandated to close or substantially reduce services in response to guidelines issued by the…